What To Do with Broken/Unwanted Jewelry - updated

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  1. cherylad

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    It all started when I was cleaning the kitchen cabinets. Found this old part that goes to a rice cooker (and some other like-stuff) that was to be thrown out. For some reason I kept retrieving them. Surely they could be used for something? Then I was cleaning out a drawer and found some old broken jewelry that I've saved over the years for some reason. Then there was the batch of earrings... you know... when you lose one you keep the other in case it's partner turns up? (Yeah right!)
    So, I decided to try to come up with a suncatcher using whatever materials I could scrounge up.
    Here's the result...


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    suncatcher ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden )



    And here it is hanging out in the pecan tree...

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    suncatcher in tree ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden )
     
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    WOW that's really lovely Cheryl!! :smt041 :smt041 Maybe I should begin rummaging in all my cabinets to see what I've got squirreled away. Somehow though I don't think I could make something as lovely as you did.
     
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    All Right YOU!! That looks great. I have some bags of junque jewelry that I pick up at garage sales and thrift stores to use for those projects.

    What did you use to string the jewelry on? I use a really heavy duty braided fishing line. Which reminds me I really have to get my coffee pot wind chime repaired and outside again.
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Thanks Eileen! I love really bright cheerful colors... And since there isn't much around this time of year, this will have to do!
     



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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Toni... I only had to string up 2 things (with the beads and big blue earrings) and for that I used fishing string. The rest was just using this long old chain necklace (the one with the little orange balls).
    Hopefully the chain will last a while.
     
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    I really love it so very much.The colors are great .
     
  7. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Since I was stuck inside due to freezing weather... I decided to make another "suncatcher". I think I'll give it to my sister for her birthday.

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    2nd suncatcher ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden )
     
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    Those are clever! I would never have thought of using old jewelery for something like that :D
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I really like the colors of that one for your sister. She will love it.
     
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    Can I be your sister? ;) I really love the things you do with all that old jewellery Cheryl.
     
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    Cheryl,
    I am so tempted to send a big box of my junk to you and see what you can make from it!
    Your suncatchers are great (your sister is a lucky woman) and the colors are so cheerful.
    If you ever need black chicken feathers, I can send a few pounds of them your way.
     
  12. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Thanks everybody. It's amazing what you can be inspired to do when it's too cold to go outside and there's junk laying around! :D
    I probably have enough stuff left to do another one. My brother may be the recipient of that one... he was showing them off to his wife over the weekend.
     
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    Oh do let us us see what you decide to make for your brother Cheryl. You have a rare talent that should be applauded. :-D
     

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